Interns help move the Foundation forward; meet our newest

In trying to be good stewards of donors’ money, the Foundation uses unpaid interns as a way to be more productive.

Most interns are college students looking for exposure to or training in nonprofit management.

Allow our summer intern to introduce herself:

My name is Samantha Nicklaus, and I am from Cologne, Minn. I am happy to have been raised in a tight-knit community in this area of Minnesota, and loved attending and participating in local events while growing up!

I am a senior at Bethel University in St. Paul, double majoring in Spanish and Sociology. I am especially focused on learning about current social problems in our world, and how to advocate for various people groups.

Throughout my time in school, I have had numerous opportunities to interact with diverse communities, as well as chances to serve those in need in the community. While I am still unsure of my future career path, I am interested in working at a nonprofit or in local government, and am hopeful that my time here at the Foundation can help guide my career decisions.

During my internship this summer at the Foundation, I hope to learn more about how a community foundation and nonprofits are run. I am excited to learn more about the city of Eden Prairie and its community. I am interested in learning about the ways that different organizations and individuals contribute to the community. I am also excited about getting to participate in community outreach and help with local events this summer. It will be great to get to see the impact the Foundation has on the community!

Are you a college student who would be interested in being an intern at the Foundation next fall, or later? If so, contact Executive Director Mark Weber at [email protected] or (952) 949-8499.

About the Author Mark Weber has been the executive director of the Eden Prairie Community Foundation since October 2013. In this role, he enjoys meeting with Eden Prairie residents, and being an active member of the community. If you’d like to connect with Mark, call him at (952) 949-8499 or email him. You can also read Mark’s full biography.




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OUR MISSION: Enriching our community through philanthropy, collaboration and leadership.

OUR VISION: Enhancing the quality of life for all who live and work in our community.


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